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Azarenka beats Kirilenko for bronze medal

Wimbledon, England (Sports Network) - Victoria Azarenka of Belarus captured the bronze medal in women's tennis at the London Olympics with a straight-set win over Russia's Maria Kirilenko.

The top-seeded Azarenka earned a 6-3, 6-4 victory Saturday at Wimbledon for her first Olympic medal.

Azarenka, coming off a 6-1, 6-2 loss to Serena Williams in the semifinals, won the first three games of Saturday's match. Kirilenko, who lost to countrymate Maria Sharapova on Friday, then won the next three before Azarenka captured the final three to claim the opening set.

The second set was nearly identical, as Azarenka won the first three games and Kirilenko the next three. Azarenka then broke serve for a 4-3 lead and held for 5-3 before Kirilenko held and made Azarenka serve for the match. She did so and wrapped it up on her second match point.

08/04 09:34:23 ET

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